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Jul 11th, 2011
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Bobolink known to live in Highland’s fields By Chris Halliday Orangeville.com Jun 22, 2011 There’s a lot of talk concerning the loss of agricultural land and threats to drinking water, but what about the chance those rusty sounding calls of the Bobolink might vanish from The Highland Companies’ lands...
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Jul 11th, 2011
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Eco-tax, shmeco-tax Editorial By Miriam King Bradford Times July 7 2011 So, Tim Hudak, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario has announced that he will eliminate the “sneaky eco-taxes” on a range of products, implemented by the McGuinty Liberals. … What we want to ...
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Jul 9th, 2011
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Comment on Environmental Registry closes Monday – make sure your voice is heard AWARE Simcoe July 8 2011 Emma Ruby-Sachs (daughter of activist lawyer Clayton Ruby) posted a petion against the megaquarry on Avaaz.org two days ago and within 24 hours, 70,000 people had signed! Keep it up! Sign th...
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Jul 9th, 2011
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Strangers become allies… NDACT meetings always run out of chairs BY TIM SHUFF In the Hills June 16, 2011 This spring, when The Highland Companies filed its application for a 2,316-acre limestone quarry, a small rural protest caught the big wave. Remarkably, Carl Cosack is not angry. Naturally, ...
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Jul 3rd, 2011
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By mail or email, get your comments in by Monday July 11AWARE Simcoe July 2 2011The deadline for comments to the Environmental Registry on the mega-quarry is July 11. ...
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Jul 1st, 2011
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Thank you to AWARE Simcoe for hosting panel discussion  Letter to Simcoe.com June 30 2011 Although saddened by what I heard, I thank AWARE Simcoe for hosting a panel discussion on Saturday, June 25 in Alliston concerning the Highland Companies mega quarry in the works in Melancthon Township, Dufferin...
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Jun 30th, 2011
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News release from CAUSE, NDACT June 29 2011Melancthon ON -- The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE)  has submitted its letter of objection to a mega-quarry proposal in Melancthon Township to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).One of the 2,000+ letters of objection to a proposed 2,3...
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Jun 29th, 2011
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Why local chefs are pissed at quarry proposal BY: KARON LIU The Grid June 29 2011 A proposal to build the country’s largest aggregate quarry about 100 km northwest of Toronto, in Dufferin County, has sent farmers, politicians and chefs into a frenzy. A crowd of a hundred or so farmers, environmentali...
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Jun 26th, 2011
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Ministry details concerns over modelling of future impactsAWARE Simcoe June 26 2011The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has filed an objection under the Aggregate Resources Act to the Highland Companies’ mega-quarry application, advising that it would be premature to consider issuing a licence to ...
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Jun 26th, 2011
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Standing room only at AWARE’s mega-quarry meetingBy Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 26 2011A crowd of more than 160 people crammed into a church hall in Alliston yesterday to hear the many reasons why people across Ontario should be concerned about the proposed Highland Companies mega-quarry in Melanc...